Year 6 create Terracotta Warriors
To end their learning on the topic of China, Year 6 travelled back to 220 BC, when Qin Shi Huang was emperor of United China. Emperor Qin wanted to live forever. He spent much of his life and resources searching for immortality and the "elixir of life". He believe that building a life-size army would protect him and make him a legend after his death.
He ordered the production of around 8,000 life-size warriors made out of clay. They average around 5 feet 11 inches tall with some soldiers being as tall as 6 foot 7 inches; each one weighed around 300kg. Despite there being so many statues, no two soldiers are exactly alike. There are soldiers of all ages with different ranks, facial features, and hair styles. Some of the soldiers look calm, while others look angry and ready to fight.
In March 1974, farmers in Xian, China, were digging a well. They unintentionally uncovered a huge pit and discovered a life-size model of a warrior made from clay. They informed the Chinese government, who sent officials to inspect the area. After further excavations, three huge vaults were found The vaults were filled with around 8000 life-size models of warriors!
Year 6 spent the day making their own Terracotta Warriors to build their very own army. They focused on the proportions of the bodies, whilst adding in the details of the armour. We think they look very impressive!See more from Scrapbook >>